Local Products That Make Great Gifts
Personalized Circular Cutting Board
At Everything Etched, located in the Valley, find a variety of handmade etched items and personalization options, including this circular cutting board. $59.99 at EverythingEtched.com.
3-Piece Gift Set
The 3-piece gift set features full sizes of the Be Good must-haves—8 oz. creamy bath and shower wash, 8 oz. cleansing detangler for hair, and 6 oz. lotion for body, hands, and face. Be Good products, created by a local mom, are naturally derived and free of parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, gluten, synthetic dyes, DEA, added hormone disrupters, and more. $43 at BeGoodForKids.com.
Flavors of Arizona Gift Set
The unique flavors in this sampler by Queen Creek Olive Mill are inspired by the beautiful Sonoran Desert. A perfect option if you’re looking to give someone a “taste” of Arizona. All items come packed in a gift box. $66.95 at Queen Creek Olive Mill locations or QueenCreekOliveMill.com.
Señor Rio Tequila Mini Bottles
The ultra-premium tequila brand based in Gilbert offers mini bottles of its Blanco, Reposado and Añejo tequilas, perfect for holiday gifts. $7.49 (Blanco), $8.49 (Reposado) and $9.99 (Añejo) at Total Wine & More.
That Gift Game
Created by two local women who realized a party would be more fun with a gift exchange game, That Gift Game is the holiday party game that puts an exciting new spin on your gift exchange. Play your cards to trade, open, steal and pass gifts as you try to finish the game with the perfect present in front of you. Turn your gift exchange into the life of the party with That Gift Game, the new party game that puts an exciting spin on a classic holiday tradition! $22 at ThatGiftGame.com.
The Premiere Candelaria Collection Pasta Maker
Inspired by his trips to Italy, Mark Candelaria, from the Arizona-based custom luxury architecture firm Candelaria Design, designed an elegant Rossa Corsa Red Pasta Maker to make fresh homemade pasta. The spaghetti and fettuccine blades are integral to the design, thus no attachments are necessary. $50 at CandelariaDesign.com.
Indigenous Spa Line
Aji Spa draws inspiration from the Sonoran Desert and the Pima and Maricopa people for its “Indigenous” line of signature products, made from organic ingredients found on the Gila River Indian Community. The line features locally grown ingredients that have served as Native American cleansers and remedies for centuries. Relax and enjoy the organic herbal infusion of creosote (which smells like the desert after a rain storm), aloe, yucca, willow bark and lavender. The products include luxurious lotions, hair products, body polish, bath salts and more. Prices start at $16; available at Aji Spa Boutique, 5594 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler.
Pre-Party Pack from Drybar has all the pre-party must-haves. The kit comes with the Buttercup Blowdryer, Half Pint Small Round Ceramic Brush, Prep Rally Prep & Prime Detangler, Jump Start Quick Blow Dry Serum, Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray, Detox Dry Shampoo, and Triple Sec 3-1 Finishing Spray. $199 ($296 value) at Drybar locations or TheDryBar.com.
Hand Stamped Arizona-inspired Ornament
These hand stamped ornaments are stamped one letter at a time by local artist Michelle Wiederhold, creating a true one-of-a-kind gift. Each ornament measures 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. $20 each at TwigAndLace.com.
The Color of Mother
Written by local author Chelsea Young, The Color of Mother is an illustrated, hardcover book for children up to age 10, and a keepsake for moms of any age that uses colors to acknowledge mothers for who they are and show children that they are loved. $23.95 at ColorEverything.love.
ExtremeMist™ Personal Cooling System ‘Just Add Water’ Backpack
This backpack is a professional-grade, hands-free dual action misting and drinking system that lowers the temperature by 30 degrees Fahrenheit to stay hydrated, refreshed and safe while out for a run, hiking the preserves, or watching the kids soccer game in Arizona’s heat, created by local company ExtremeMist. $189 at ExtremeMist.com.
What’s Your Number
Written by Arizona native Scott Hanson, What’s Your Number? tells the fascinating stories behind every retired number at high schools across the state. $20; to order, e-mail Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Coffee’s Festivus Holiday Blend
This seasonal favorite is a blend of Ethiopian and Brazilian coffees, a perfect mix to help get you through the holiday season or enjoy as a reminder of the loving person who gifted it to you. $16 at Press Coffee locations or PressCoffee.com. Also available in gift boxes: A bag of Festivus and a $10 gift card ($25); a bag of Festivus and a coffee tumbler ($30); or a bag of Festivus and another bag of beans ($30).